Someone asked me for an introduction to Ascension.
This has become a rather lengthy introduction, a bit more philosophical than many readers may like. Consequently, viewer discretion is advised.
I don’t think I could provide a better introduction than by unfolding a comment the Divine Mother made in Jan. 2014:
“You are angels in form, and you have been birthed even prior to that as the essence of One. So you return to that [i.e., angelic consciousness] while keeping your magnificent form [the transmuted physical body].” (1)
I’ve never heard a more compact statement of what we call “Ascension” than that.
“You are angels in form.” This is a statement we either accept or reject on the basis of whether we deem the information to be credible or not. I deem it to be credible and I accept the statement.
If what the Divine Mother says is correct, then we’re transcendental beings to begin with, never mind the twelve dimensions. That alone should boggle the mind.
No need to go up through the intervening dimensional growth patterns. No need to worry about stages of enlightenment. Just jump out of form and … what? I have no idea.
But think of it. Legions of angels have incarnated. Think of what it would be like if we all suddenly realized the truth of that statement. Right now it’s simply intellectual knowledge for most of us. We don’t experience it and we haven’t realized the truth of it.
Think of what the world would be like if we all realized that we, collectively, were angels in form, here to do the Mother’s work. That would stop our quarrels, would it not?
Once we’ve digested that, the Mother gives us what for me is a priceless gem.
I’m a student of cross-cultural spirituality. I look to the Mother to give me verification of the most important, the most basic spiritual verities and relationships. And she’s about to describe a really basic relationship here:
“You [angels] have been birthed even prior to that [angelic form] as the essence of One.”
Oh my gosh. The Divine Mother herself has defined the relationship among three primal entities or groups.
The One —-> The essence of One ——-> The angels.
The “essence of One” has been given many names – the soul, the Self, the Christ, the Atman, the Buddha nature.
The One gives birth to the essence of One, which essence is the same for all beings, and this undifferentiated essence of the One then branches off to become the various forms – angelic, human, animal, plant, mineral, etc.
I long have had questions on the origin of angels. Where do they, who are a differentiation in the One, come from? How do we get from the formless God to them?
Something must be first birthed that is the same for everyone everywhere, a divine spark, a fragment of the One to fit what I saw in my vision in 1987. (2)
It must be universally equal. Neither angel nor human nor any other form. The Divine Mother tells us what it is: What is birthed is “the essence of One.”
See the position we’re left in because we have no one universal glossary that says all these things are the same? We’re left to guess at what the meaning may be.
Without the Mother laying out what’s so, we’d be faced with terrestrial sages using a fairly-large number of names for it.
There cannot be many candidates at that level of existence. It’s not as if we’re going to stumble on a new candidate. But the Mother has confirmed it and its her confirmation that really is the priceless gem for me as the cross-cultural student.
Have we not got enough statements about “the essence of the One” to fill a book? (3) My favorite is from John Ruusbroec, who calls it the Christ, the Son of God:
“In the abyss of this darkness in which the loving spirit has died to itself, God’s revelation and eternal life have their origin, for in this darkness an incomprehensible light is born and shines forth; this is the Son of God, in whom a person becomes able to see and to contemplate eternal life.” (4)
“It is Christ, the light of truth, who says, ‘See,’ and it is through him that we are able to see, for he is the light of the Father, without which there is no light in heaven or on earth.” (5)
Call it the Christ, the Atman, or the Self, this divine spark, it turns out, is the missing link between angel and formless Father. The Mother verifies it.
We can take what she says and provide the rest:
The One ——-> The essence of One ——-> The Angels ——-> Us.
So the soul is birthed and assumes angelic form and then assumes human form and here we all are.
That’s how we got here. How are we getting back?
(Concluded in Part 2, tomorrow.)
(1) “The Divine Mother: My Tsunami of Love Will Shift You Permanently.”), channeled by Linda Dillon, January 30, 2014, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/02/the-divine-mother-my-tsunami-of-love-will-shift-you-permanently/.
(2) For an account of that vision, see “Ch. 13 Epilog” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/16244-2/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment/ch-13-epilogue/.
(3) Several books, probably: See http://goldengaiadb.com/index.php?title=S#The_Self.2FThe_Atman and following and http://goldengaiadb.com/index.php?title=The_Nature_of_Life_1#The_Nature_of_the_Soul_or_Self and following. Then consult all the sources here, all of which discuss “the essence of the One,” under one name or another: http://goldengaiadb.com/index.php?title=FDL_Bibliography
(4) John Ruusbroec in James A. Wiseman, John Ruusbroec. The Spiritual Espousals and Other Works. New York, etc.: Paulist Press, 1985, 147.
(5) Ibid., 74. I could write a book on these two quotes.